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    Posted December 9, 2009 by
    London, United Kingdom
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    CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - an urban Robin Hood and his protest squat in London mansions


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     rcartledge said she heard about Mark Guard because he's 'all over the news' in the UK. She lives nearby, and 'just knocked on the door hoping to interview him.' It was a success. 'He welcomed us in and was happy to be interviewed,' she said.
    - katie, CNN iReport producer

    Belgravia, London. One of the most expensive residential areas in the world. Houses here cost from 15 to 65 million pounds. Over the past few months a group of squatters and their self-proclaimed leader, Mark Guard, have been moving from mansion to mansion. Becoming neighbours with glitterati like Margaret Thatcher, Sean Connery and Nigella Lawson. Most recently they have moved into the government-owned building that was the residence of ex-home secretary David Blunkett. Interviewed by Lauren Cooper.

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